Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 October 2028 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 October 2028 at 11:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 16 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.
Length of current 355 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 356 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
14 days after point of apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 424 km (225 821 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 010 km (223 078 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.447°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.357° in the next southern standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 18 October 2028 at 02:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.